Re: Ransom agencies...
> What role can the agency play that will
> benefit the user or artist?
Trust, for one. If random Joe Schmoe says, I'll let you download myLatestSong.ogg if I get $XXX,XXX, then for all I know, the guy could be scamming me. If there is an intermediary whom I know is legit, either because of press releases that Joe Schmoe couldn't have distributed on his own, or because the agent also represents several other artists, then I have more reason to trust that Joe Schmoe with his agent will deliver.
Wish that site looked as good as classic.themes.org, but . . .
. . . I'm at least glad that themes.org is actually working again. It was sad to see themes.org become a pathetic shadow of its old self. Now at least the site is *functional*, which is something that couldn't be said of the last themes.org.
At least its up and running.